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“Creativity has a lot to do with a willingness to take risks. Think about how children play. They run around the playground, they trip, they fall, they get up and run some more. They believe everything will be all right. They feel capable; they let go. “”

faith ringgold

This Month we celebrate Black History Month and the Black Americans that have fought against all odds to ensure their voices are heard. Black Art has always been essential in the art world, from the traditional masks that inspired Picaso’s works to today’s contemporary giants such as Kehinde Wiley, Carrie Mae Weems, and Faith Ringgold. It’s important we acknowledge the impact of artists of color in today society.

In this month’s newsletter we highlight Seeds students from across the diaspora. We’re honored to share a story by Kacia Jade Diente about a man with nothing but his art, leaving a lasting impact. We also present on Fable Jones, a long time student and teacher at the League, who comes to the The Art Students League for what he calls a “fine-tuning.”

This months Inspiration Stories highlight different forms of success in the arts; whether it be traditional artists, gallerists, or collectors,.Black people are taking up space in all sectors of the art world! At just 26, Cierra Britton has developed a gallery dedicated to providing women and femmes of color with platforms they deserve. Ellen Gallagher uses her first solo exhibition in Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum to transform the historic building’s gallery space into a consideration of the future. Lastly, on February 10th,  musical and cultural icons Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and Alicia Keys will be displaying works from their collection at the Brooklyn Museum.

Check back next month for our next newsletter!


Seeds of the League Students and Alumni


K.C. Amable

Caucasian, Latin/Native American, Japanese
High School of Art & Design
Parsons School of Design
Jack Kamen Scholarship, Seeds of the League Scholarship, Spielberger-Spanierman Scholarship

Long Xi Weng

Chinese
High School of Art & Design
Spielberger-Spanierman Scholarship- 2022

Dexter Magratten

Polish / African American
City-As School High School
Spielberger-Spanierman Scholarship- 2022


Seeds Makes an Impact

Since 2010, Seeds has made it possible for more than 650 students to study at the League and has served thousands of NYC youth through artist-led community programming. Hear from several current and former Seeds students and Teaching Artists as they share about their experience with the program.

Our Stories


Inspiration

Folasade Ologundudu

At 26, Cierra Britton Is Already Fulfilling Her Dream: Opening an Art Gallery Dedicated to Supporting Women of Color

carol amstrong

Not Down in any map:

the art of Ellen Gallagher

Zachary small

Brooklyn Museum, Courting Pop-Culture Icons, Readies for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz


NYC Arts Events Calendar


An exhibition on view at the
American Folk Art Museum
through March 24, 2024

An exhibition on view at
El Museo del Barrio
through March 10, 2024

An exhibition on view at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art
through March 3, 2024

An exhibition on view at the
Whitney Museum
through February 2024

An exhibition on view at the
Whitney Museum
through January 28, 2024

An exhibition on view at
The Drawing Center
through February 18, 2024

An exhibition on view at the
Brooklyn Museum
through March 31, 2024

An exhibition on view at
MoMA PS1
through April 1, 2024

An exhibition on view at
MoMA PS1
through March 4, 2024

An exhibition on view at the
Bronx Museum
January 26 through June 16, 2024

An exhibition on view at
the Brooklyn Museum
February 10 through July 7, 2024

An exhibition on view at
the Whitney Museum
Opens March 20, 2024

An exhibition on view at
MoMA PS1
April 4 through September 2, 2024

An exhibition on view at
the Queens Museum
May 19 through September 22, 2024

An exhibition on view at
MoMA
May 12 through September 7, 2024

An exhibition on view at
Perrotin Gallery
June 1 – July 26, 2024

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